Summer brings the sun, and with it, a delicious slew of seasonal cocktails that make the warm weather all the more enjoyable — the most wonderfully minty and rum-riddled of which is the mojito. Because you have a long summer (of drinking) ahead of you, we've taken the liberty of finding 13 inspired takes on the mojito, from the pineapple and passion fruit–infused to the Campari-based. Let's keep things interesting this summer, shall we?
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Bourbon Sparkling Mojito
If you’re looking for something a bit stronger, do like Climbing Grier Mountain does and go for this sparkling bourbon version.
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This bright and fruity mango mojito from The Little Epicurean is basically summertime in a glass. Cheers!
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Make things interesting by adding some Campari to the mix, just like The Kitchn does.
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Coconut Mango Mojito
Coconut meets mango in How Sweet It Is’s take on the classic.
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Raspberry Basil Mojito
Step your mojito up a notch by adding ripe raspberries and basil and serving it in a martini glass like A Spicy Perspective does.
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If you’re all about pineapple, like Jelly Toast is, then you’ll be all about this mojito, too.
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If you need a mojito stat, then this shortcut from The Shiksa will have you sipping sooner.
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Table for Two mixes her mojito up with fresh muddled strawberries, and you should, too.
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Mellow Breeze Mojito
Looking for something light and easy? Then this delicious white grape vodka mojito by Bendistillery is the perfect summertime sipper. All you need is:
· 3 slices lime
. 2 oz vodka
· 2 oz white grape juice
· soda water
Muddle lime and mint in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients along with ice in the shaker. Shake well and strain into a tall glass and top with a splash of soda water. Garnish with lime and mint sprig.
Melissa's Genuine Cuban Mojito
This minty Cuban version of the mojito by The Effortless Chic is, without a doubt, the real McCoy.
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St. Germain Mojito
This elderflower-infused mojito from A Beautiful Mess has a subtle floral sweetness to it that will have you mixing more.
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Fresh Pineapple and Passion Fruit Mojito
Simply Delicious goes all-the-way tropical with this passion fruit and pineapple-riddled mojito.
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This mojito from Back to Her Roots is made extra refreshing by adding cucumber into the mix.
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